16 Alcoholic Hot Chocolate Ideas for Winter

When the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, hot chocolate is one of the best ways to warm up! These boozy hot chocolate recipes use sweet ingredients; some are more sophisticated than others.

New Year Christmas creamy spicy cocktail

Whether you’re looking for a sugary treat or a subtly sweet cocktail, there’s something for you on this list.

While adding liquor to hot chocolate is a popular way to enjoy the drink, there are wine and beer options too! There’s even a frozen drink to satisfy your cocoa cravings when the weather is warm.

Check out these recipes for hot chocolate cocktail inspiration. 

Final Thoughts

Enjoy these boozy hot chocolate recipes all winter long! If you’re looking for less decadent cocktails but want to stay warm, check out other popular hot cocktails!

16 Alcoholic Hot Chocolate Ideas for Winter

New Year Christmas creamy spicy cocktail

Turn the best winter drink from your childhood into an adult version with these boozy hot chocolate recipes. Spike your hot chocolate and stay warm!

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.